Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Galata Tower Terrace 4
An incredible Bosphorus view of the terrace next to the flat is the highlight. It is even possible to see the sea from the kitchen a little bit.

When you enter the flat, the kitchenette is on your left and bathroom on your right with the main room straight ahead which has a single bed and a fold-out sofa bed. There is only this flat on the rooftop and it is next to the semi private terrace shared with the other Galata Tower flats. This studio is usually combined with one of the other flats for large groups, or sometimes it's popular with academics and businessmen traveling alone.

Even though it is small place, it has a local home feeling, full of modern comforts: flat screen TV, wifi internet, mini safe, washer dryer and basic cooking facilities. Decoration, like in the other flats, has been done with care and a unique sense of character.

You could enjoy a meal or a glass of wine on the terrace with the view of Hagia Sophia, watch the seagulls and when you are ready to discover the city, you are practically in the center of it all. The Galata neighborhood is dynamic and exciting not to mention central to all the sites, without being in the tourist target zone. A 2 minute walk from Galata tower, 5 minute walk from famous Istiklal Street, 15 minute walk to the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. If you like to go further away from the city center, you are next to the tram station and a bus stop as well.

The rate is based on 1-3 people. Discounts will be applied when combined with other Terrace flats or for stays over 7 days.
  • 6th floor
  • no elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • small kitchenette
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • phone for incoming calls
  • cable/satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • communal terrace
  • crib
  • stroller & highchair free upon request
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • washing machine/dryer
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 3 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 180 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double fold-out (140 cm) or 1 double fold-out & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on terrace only, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Galata Tower Terrace 4
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace
Galata Tower
Taksim Square
Süleymaniye Mosque
Miniaturk Museum
Istanbul Modern Museum
Grand Bazaar
Bagdat Street